[USRP-users] LiveUSB SDR Environment

Stan Gamla cystrin at hotmail.com
Sat Jun 23 04:24:01 EDT 2012


Nice idea--perhaps to be shipped with each USRP as standard in the future..?

" ** A .tar.gz file with the file system can be downloaded
http://files.ettus.com/liveusb/casper-rw.tar.gz. "

In connection with the GZIP-archive that is available at the address given
in the link above, could you please post instructions on how to create ones
own USB bootable drive?

Thanks in advance.


-----Original Message-----
From: usrp-users-bounces at lists.ettus.com
[mailto:usrp-users-bounces at lists.ettus.com] On Behalf Of Matt Ettus
Sent: 18 June 2012 22:57
To: usrp-users at lists.ettus.com
Subject: [USRP-users] Announcing the LiveUSB SDR Environment

Ettus Research has released the LiveUSB SDR Environment - a 16 GB bootable
USB 3.0 drive, which comes pre-installed with Ubuntu 11.10, UHD (USRP
Hardware Driver), GNU Radio, OpenBTS, and associated documentation. The SDR
Environment enables users to get up and running with the USRP product family
quickly and easily, and lets users familiarize themselves with the included
software before installing it on their own.   Additionally, the portability
of the LiveUSB file system can be used to deploy standard configurations in
classrooms, R&D labs, or other USRP installations.


* Ubuntu 11.10, 64-bit
* Pre-installed Software: USRP Hardware Driver (UHD), GNU Radio, OpenBTS
* Documentation Included on Drive
* 16 GB
* USB 3.0 Read/Write Speeds - fast boot times and RF record/playback
* USB 2.0 Fallback
* Persistent File system - save files, configurations, and other
* Portability - take your projects with you and boot on any PC

The LiveUSB includes the most recent release of UHD, GNU Radio, and OpenBTS.
UHD is compatible with all USRP devices, and allows applications to be
easily ported across different USRP models.  The UHD installation includes
documentation and examples.  GNU Radio is an easy-to-use, open-source, DSP
toolbox that comes with GNU Radio Companion, a graphical development tool.
OpenBTS is an open-source GSM air-interface implementation, which can be
used with the USRP product family to assemble a fully functional cellular
base station.

The LiveUSB Ubuntu OS is pre-configured to install UHD and GNU Radio from
the Ettus Research 'apt' repositories.  This allows users to update the
software without manually downloading, building, and installing the source

This drive is compatible with USB 2.0 ports, but the system will take longer
to boot, load programs, and respond to user interaction.

Now, developing with the USRP product family is as easy as plugging in the
LiveUSB SDR Environment and booting up!

You can buy a USB 3 Flash Drive with the environment on it here:


Matt Ettus

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